As college students around the nation ramp up protests against racism and inequality, Republican presidential front-runner Ben Carsondescribed the movement as “infantile,” writes Politico.
During an appearance Wednesday night on Fox News’ The Kelly File, the retired pediatric neurosurgeon denounced uprisings at his alma mater, Yale University, and at the University of Missouri, where protests and a hunger strike supported by the football team resulted in the resignations of the president and campus chancellor earlier this week, notes the news outlet.
Megyn Kelly then mentioned a notice that University of Missouri police had circulated on the Columbia campus earlier this week telling students to call officers to report “hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions.” That email came after the university system president and chancellor resigned after a student group protested the response to a string of racial incidents at the university over the last few years. The protest included a graduate student who vowed to go on a hunger strike until System President Tim Wolfe resigned.
“Well we’re being a little bit too tolerant, I guess you might say, accepting infantile behavior. I don’t care which side it comes from. To say that I have the right to violate your civil rights because you’re offending me is un-American. It is unconstitutional,” Carson reacted. “And the officials at these places must recognize that and have the moral courage to stand up it. Because if they don’t, it will grow, it will exacerbate the situation and we will move much further toward anarchy than anybody can imagine, and much more quickly.”
He described the uprising at Yale over offensive Halloween costumes as “raw emotion and people being manipulated, I think, in many cases by outside forces who wish to cause disturbances.”
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